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Vivian Ikechukwu Biography and Profile

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Vivian Obianujunwa Ikechukwu (born 10 July 1997) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Turkish Women’s Football Super League club Beşiktaş J.K. and for the Nigeria national team.

Club career

Ikechukwu is 1.68 m tall, and plays in the forward position.

She was a member of Abia Angels F.C. in her country.

„Gintra” prisiviliojo Nigerijos rinktinės puolėją - LRTRivers Angels F.C.

In 2018, Ikechukwu transferred to the Port Harcourt club Rivers Angels F.C. playing in the top-level league NWFL Premiership. She won the 2018 Women’s Aiteo Cup held in Yenagoa. Her team became league champion in 2019, and 2020–21 seasons. She played at the 2021 CAF Women’s Champions League in Cairo, Egypt, and scored two goals. In February 2022, she was named Player of the Month of the NWPL.

FC Gintra Universitetas[

In March 2022, Ikechukwu went to Lithuania, and joined the A Lyga club FC Gintra Universitetas. She played at the 2022–23 UEFA Women’s Champions League.[12] She scored 14 goals in 19 matches played. Her one-year contract expired in December 2022.

Beşiktaş J.K.

End January 2023, Ikechukwu moved to Turkey, and signed a half-season deal with the Istanbul-based club Beşiktaş J.K. to play in the Turkish Women’s Football Super League.[ In the 2022–23 Super League‘s second half, she capped in four matches. In May 2023, she suffered calf muscle strain. Her contract with Beşiktaş J.K. was extended for one year in the 2023–24 Super League. She suffered a leg injury in December 2023.

International career

Ikechukwu is a member of the Nigeria national team, nicknemed “Super Falcons”.  She scored two goals against South Africa in the Aisha Buhari International Invitational Tournament in 2021. She was part of the fourth-placed nationatl team at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nation in Morocco.

Personal life

Ikechukwu was born in Nigeria on 10 July 1997.

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